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Revise Declarative, Interrogative and Imperative Statements

In this worksheet, students practise identifying declarative, interrogative and imperative sentences and changing one sentence type into another.

'Revise Declarative, Interrogative and Imperative Statements' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:   Develop Awareness of a Text's Grammatical Features

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Sentences can be declarative (statements), interrogative (questions) or imperative (orders).


 

Lily is practising her guitar. (active)

Is Lily practising her guitar? (interrogative)

Go and practise your guitar! (imperative)

 

To convert one type of sentence into another, we need to make changes to the verb and alter the word order. Interrogative sentences always end with a question mark, and imperative sentences often (but not always) end with an exclamation mark.

 

In this worksheet you can practise identifying declarative, interrogative and imperative sentences and changing one type of sentence into another.

Decide whether the following sentence is declarative (a statement), interrogative (a question) or imperative (an order).

 

Stop that now!

Declarative

Interrogative

Imperative

Decide whether the following sentence is declarative, interrogative or imperative.

 

 

I'm really bored.

Declarative

Interrogative

Imperative

Decide whether the following sentence is declarative, interrogative or imperative.

 

Can you come here and help me with this, please?

Declarative

Interrogative

Imperative

Decide whether the following sentence is declarative, interrogative or imperative.

 

Put that down!

Declarative

Interrogative

Imperative

Change the following declarative sentence (statement) into an interrogative sentence (question). Don't forget the question mark!

 

Peter is doing his homework.

Change the following declarative sentence (statement) into an imperative sentence (order).

 

You are coming inside now.

Change the following interrogative sentence into a declarative sentence.

 

Is Kayla hungry?

Change the following declarative sentence into an interrogative sentence.

 

Joe is going out with Jessica.

Change the following interrogative sentence into an imperative sentence.

 

Can you close the window?

Change the following declarative sentence into an interrogative sentence.

 

Maya is Alisha's best friend.

  • Question 1

Decide whether the following sentence is declarative (a statement), interrogative (a question) or imperative (an order).

 

Stop that now!

CORRECT ANSWER
Imperative
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the clue? The exclamation mark should have told you that this is an imperative sentence. Think about how it would be said, it's a type of order, isn't it?
  • Question 2

Decide whether the following sentence is declarative, interrogative or imperative.

 

 

I'm really bored.

CORRECT ANSWER
Declarative
EDDIE SAYS
Again, have a look at the punctuation in this sentence. This is a statement, 'I am really bored' is a statement being declared, it's not an order and it's not a question, so it must be a declarative sentence.
  • Question 3

Decide whether the following sentence is declarative, interrogative or imperative.

 

Can you come here and help me with this, please?

CORRECT ANSWER
Interrogative
EDDIE SAYS
What punctuation did you see here? The police are a group of people who are great at interrogating. Interrogating as a word means to ask a lot of questions to gain as much information as possible. They interrogate people to find out what they have been up to! The presence of the question mark means this has to be an interrogative sentence.
  • Question 4

Decide whether the following sentence is declarative, interrogative or imperative.

 

Put that down!

CORRECT ANSWER
Imperative
EDDIE SAYS
We've all heard this sentence said in a slightly cross manner! It's an instruction or order, and it is imperative that you follow this. The exclamation mark shows that the speaker is serious. You can imagine this sentence shouted to get someone's attention!
  • Question 5

Change the following declarative sentence (statement) into an interrogative sentence (question). Don't forget the question mark!

 

Peter is doing his homework.

CORRECT ANSWER
Is Peter doing his homework?
EDDIE SAYS
Remember, we need to interrogate to find out if Peter is doing his homework, and the best way to do this is to ask questions. Have a look, did you remember to not only ask the question with words but include the relevant punctuation to show that you were asking a question? Punctuation is so important when writing as it tells the reader of the authors intention.
  • Question 6

Change the following declarative sentence (statement) into an imperative sentence (order).

 

You are coming inside now.

CORRECT ANSWER
Come inside now.
Come inside now!
EDDIE SAYS
Remember, when someone shouts an order they don't mince their words, it is a short, sharp direction. So the number of words for this sentence should be fewer. In this case, you can imagine a parent shouting it at a child. Remember to punctuate this to show the full meaning of your sentence.
  • Question 7

Change the following interrogative sentence into a declarative sentence.

 

Is Kayla hungry?

CORRECT ANSWER
Kayla is hungry.
EDDIE SAYS
This declarative statement means that Kayla is declaring her situation. In this case, she is hungry, there's no doubt about it!
  • Question 8

Change the following declarative sentence into an interrogative sentence.

 

Joe is going out with Jessica.

CORRECT ANSWER
Is Joe going out with Jessica?
EDDIE SAYS
Remember when we interrogate, we question. Did you punctuate this correctly?
  • Question 9

Change the following interrogative sentence into an imperative sentence.

 

Can you close the window?

CORRECT ANSWER
Close the window.
Close the window!
EDDIE SAYS
Have you noticed the relationship between interrogative sentences and imperative? We've knocked off the first few words and got to the crux of the sentence, the command. Someone, who says 'close the window!' means that you should do it straight away, no messing!
  • Question 10

Change the following declarative sentence into an interrogative sentence.

 

Maya is Alisha's best friend.

CORRECT ANSWER
Is Maya Alisha's best friend?
EDDIE SAYS
Hopefully, you have the hang of this now. Remember to test yourself on the meaning of the keywords, and the punctuation that accompanies each type of sentence. Once you've remembered this, the rest becomes much easier. Well done!
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